Wow. I know. 2 Votes – one of them was mine .. 1-800-HART Poll #2 .. after 10 days .. So, SCRAP that lousy 1-800-HART Poll #1 … I’m not going to even wait until the month is over!! Down with the old garbage and up with the new 1-800-HART Poll #2 1-800-HART Poll #2 – Are you going to vote? I’ve ranted a little about this election, but Warren’s Rant is much better.
As an employer, you have to remit employer payroll deductions (usually) every month by the 15th of the following month. Payroll deductions include the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, the Employment Insurance (EI) Premiums, and the Income Tax deduction for the employee, plus the employer’s share of the CPP Contributions (employee’s CPP x 1) plus the employer’s share of the EI premimums (employee’s EI x 1.4). The deadline for December 2005 payroll deductions to be remitted to Canada Revenue Agency is Monday January 16, 2006 .. because the 15th is a Sunday, they move it forward one day. So, if [More]
Well, not on this blog .. sorry .. utoh .. are you experiencing problems with this blog too?? I hope not .. I have moved 5 blogs now from my provider host #2 to my provider host #3. I think I can safely document the details of how I accomplished this. I did not take any screen capture pictures, and there is no audio or video accompaniment to this blog entry. Blogs that were moved were as follows: I moved from a regular account at to a reseller account at … WARNING: These [More]
You Know Your Blog Sucks When … You put up a Poll on Friday afternoon and when you look again Monday Morning – there is only 1 vote entered – your own 🙁 So .. it’s not looking too good for weekly or monthly polls on this site .. Oh Well … Maybe I should do a less complicated POLL in this entry … you can just reply in the comments to pick the one you choose .. As Seen on the Comedy T.V. show .. CORNER GAS …. BETTY OR VERONICA
While I am very ‘computerized’ in my own business, I still type invoices manually on MS Word, even though I can generate them automatically. I prefer to do that this way, because my invoices look better printed on a colour letterhead of my own making. I then post the invoice into my Time and Billing (T&B) Software program, which keeps track of both my work in progress and accounts receivable. I don’t bother entering my invoices individually into my General Ledger program (which, I usually wait until the last possible minute during Income Tax time – “clients first”), but rather [More]
Today is one of those days … I’m expecting a courier delivery from a client today. It’s a box of my client’s Year-End records that I need and will be working on this weekend. I was asked Wednesday afternoon what day would be a good day to send the box, so I will be at home to receive it. I suggested Friday as I had no plans for the day, but just in case – call me before the courier is sent to be sure that I am home. Well, this morning I had an early meeting with another client, [More]
If you don’t know what “PHISHING” is … click on this link for more information, and to read the rest of the article in the box… Phishing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This phishing attempt, disguised as an official email from a bank, attempts to trick the bank’s members into giving away their account information by “confirming” it at the phisher’s linked website.In computing, phishing is a form of social engineering, characterised by attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business in an apparently official electronic communication, [More]
It seems like “Poll”s are quite popular around the internet and blogging community, so with the wordpress plugin called Democracy I have added 1-800-HART polls in the sidebar today. I was going to ask everybody how the year 2005 went for you … being that I am an accountant and we generally tend to focus on past results … but I think I want to know how everybody feels about 2006 … 1-800-HART “POLL” Number 2006-#1 HOW WILL 2006 BE FOR YOU? I’ve left this poll for you to be able to add your own answers to this poll, if [More]
Subject: CRA Electronic mailing list service January goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit payments Ottawa, January 5, 2006… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is issuing the January goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit payments today. Individuals who have their GST/HST credit payments deposited directly into their accounts at their financial institutions can expect to receive their payments today. Individuals who receive their GST/HST credit cheques by mail can expect to receive them within the next 10 working days. If they have not received their cheques by January 19, they should contact the GST/HST Credit Enquiries service [More]
Remember “Records” .. and “Record Players” ? Music is my life. I enjoy music. I play music. I listen to music. I collect music. I need music! Life changed for me, slightly, when I got married. I am the type of person that can fall asleep to music, and enjoyed falling asleep to music. My wife, on the other hand, can NOT fall asleep to music, but can fall asleep to the television. Me, on the third hand, have always been a couch potato, so I can’t fall asleep watching T.V. because, no matter how bad the show is – [More]
Re: Your website is interesting … WooHoo! My Website is interesting! According to the subject of many emails I receive each day Charity/Non-Profit Organization Contact: The NEW YEAR is Here… NOW IS THE TIME to Show What You Have to Offer the World Celebrating Our 10th Year of Charity Emailings! Click to Advertise Your Site to 3,000,000 Internet Users = F-R-E-E TODAY ONLY = a new year thank you to the world and all the good that nonprofits and charities are doing to assist society, our corporation is doing what it can to help and has decided to give [More]
It’s 10:00 am Monday Morning, January 2, 2006 … TIP: For Individuals with Loan Balances who want to claim interest on their Personal Income Tax Return FACT: You need to know what your balances are first! Now’s a good time to access all of your online banking accounts, your credit card accounts, and any of your accounts that a balance .. and print the page .. This will be your December 31, 2005 balance. Why? Well, for one thing .. yes – you might be receiving monthly bank statements .. but chances are that you are not receiving your monthly [More]
… or, at least I think I am … I wish I knew what was wrong with my computer. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t work. Sometimes, when you turn off the computer and turn it back on it is at the worst. If anybody has any familiarity with this – drop me a line .. hart (at) 1800HART (dot) com I had some pictures of videos and other stuff from Real Player or Windows Media or QuickTime .. but it didn’t show up on the screen capture image. However .. it was lined with red and green dots. It’s [More]
All of us at 1-800-HART would like to wish everybody a Happy and Safe Holiday, for you, and your pet! Happy Holidays & All The Best in 2006 Send us your Holiday Pet Pictures! If you have some great pictures of your pet(s) opening gifts, or dressed in the holiday spirit and wish to show your pet off to the entire world, if not the entire Universe and Galaxy … well, email your pet picture to …. hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com
Well, I was low on business cards anyway… and today I got sick of crossing out my OLD cell phone number and writing my new Cell phone number on the back – So I printed up new business cards. I print all of my own business cards, using a template I designed on MS Publisher, and printing them on “Avery #38873 Clean Edge Linen Textured Business Cards”, off of my HP Deskjet 990cxi professional series Ink Jet printer. While I was at it .. (for fun) .. I created a New! Business card for HART-Empire Network .. I only [More]
Attention: CANCER PEOPLE (born between June 21 and July 22) …… My birthday is in July and ever since my last birthday I have been receiving daily horoscopes from some person named Jonathan Cainer. It is emailed directly to a blog I had started in July 2005. I have tried to get in touch with them to change the email direction to perhaps this blog or a new wordpress blog (or just to myself!) but because it is all automated and I am unable to respond back from the email that I signed up on (the secret blogspot email) [More]
Oh – I forgot to post this a few days ago … Enjoy … here’s the rest of it .. … Just click on the Txt file and SAVE AS to your own computer..
Another Telephone Service Rant and Rave …. As I wrote previously .. when my Telus cell phone service came due, I opted to consolidate my second cell phone account with my main telephone company – Manitoba Telephone System (M.T.S.) so .. Goodbye Telus Mobility and Hello MTS Mobility. The second cell phone account now costs me $10.00 on the ‘buddy’ system plus taxes. Before, with taxes, each of my two cell phones services (for myself and my wife) cost about $45.00 each. My Telus phone actually cost $50.00 with the Call display and extended voice mail options, but it was [More]
Subject: CRA Electronic mailing list service December Canada Child Tax Benefit payments Ottawa, December 13, 2005… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued the December Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payments on December 13, 2005, totalling more than $781 million, to more than 2.8 million recipients across Canada. Recipients who are expecting a benefit payment and have not received it by December 20, should contact the Agency’s CCTB enquiry service at 1-800-387-1193. This service is available weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., local time. In order to receive, or continue to receive, CCTB payments, recipients and their spouses or common-law [More]
When I first saw this video, I was thinking …. Some people just have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands … but I’m glad they documented it and made a video so everybody can enjoy what all the hard work they did! Enjoy! * I have uploaded the file to my server here: * I have added it to HART’s Bookmarks: Amusing Videos … O-Z here: * I first found this video from Ruth (Network Member of HART-Empire Network) here: * The original location of this file came from here: (From Ruth’s Link) READ ABOUT [More]
Something interesting happened this weekend, and I thought I would document it. As you know, I have the blog site 1-800-HART’s Picks where I have joined companies as an affiliate, then I surf their sites for products that even HART would buy (if I had the money) .. then I post them in the blog. In WordPress, there is a plugin called wp-amazon and even another one out there, that makes this quite easy to do. You see – in my options area, I insert my Amazon affiliate-ID and then there is a button here in my area where I [More]
HART’s mind works in mysterious ways …. I have kept a record of every Prime Rate change since January 1, 1986. I guess I’m anal that way. There are many times working on year end financial statements that I have to accrue interest on loan balances. Quite contrary to common belief .. “term loan rates” are not that common for business. Mind you, I shouldn’t say that as if I am making a fact, but rather an observation. Usually with my experience, when there are company loans that involve general security arrangements, I have noted that these loans tend to [More]
Comparing “Net Income” and “Cash Flow” is like comparing “Apples” to “Oranges”. These are two different concepts. You can have a positive cash flow and still lose money. You might be experiencing a negative cash flow but are making money and profits. Sometimes your banker or investor will ask you to prepare a basic business plan and a Pro-Forma Cash Flow. There’s a reason they want to see this Pro-Forma statement. They want to know if you have the ability to generate cash in your business to pay back their loan and/or return on their investment. Except for the desire [More]
I first looked at my stats on October 5, 2005 … I then looked at my stats again on November 5, 2005 … I figured … It’s December 4, 2005 – so I should probably look at it once more … Three’s the Charm, eh? or, Three strikes and Y’er out?? (don’t worry – I’m not shutting down)! It would appear that I am making some progress … I will demonstrate by gathering statistics from my website … I started May 31, 2005 blogging .. so I will look at the period covering June 1, 2005 to November 30, [More]
Subject: CRA Electronic mailing list service Canada Revenue Agency interest rates for the first calendar quarter Ottawa, December 2, 2005… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) today announced the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts the CRA owes to individuals and corporations. These rates are calculated quarterly in accordance with applicable legislation and will be in effect from January 1, 2006, to March 31, 2006. Income tax * The interest rate charged on overdue taxes, Canada Pension Plan contributions, and Employment Insurance Premiums will be 7%. * The interest [More]
Is it time for your christmas Vacation Mr. Allen? Need another $24,000 in 24 hours? … Well .. you are not going to get it from me! Please Stop Spamming me 20 times a day!!
It’s that time of year again …. Generally, December 31 marks the deadline for transactions that you can incur that will affect your taxable income position for the year. While tax planning strategies should be considered throughout the calendar year, it is possible to establish some beneficial strategies may reduce your taxable income position for 2005. As November 2005 nears a close, that time is now. Every situation is different. Before you can come up with any Year End Tax Planning Consideration, it is a good idea to just pull out your last year’s Personal Income Tax Return and have [More]
Subject: CRA Electronic mailing list service Potential investors reminded to exercise caution with respect to certain donation arrangements As the calendar year end approaches, investors may see an increasing number of advertisements for tax shelter donation arrangements. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reminds investors that the proposed legislative changes announced by the Department of Finance on December 5, 2003, to limit the tax benefits of charitable donations made under tax shelter and other arrangements, are in effect. Investors should be aware of the risks associated with participating in certain tax shelter donation arrangements, including gifting trust arrangements, leveraged cash [More]
I’ve been on the 5 year Income Tax Plan (in a general sense) (1) Firstly -“Oh Crap – How did I get into this mess” phase (2) Secondly – “Face The Music – Payment Plan and catch up on the arrears” phase (3) Filing on time! With Respectable payment plan or, not even being asked for one! (4) Filing on time – with payment on filing? Am I finally current? (5) Have instalments and RRSP contributions before I even file my tax return! (Actually, I’m somewhere ‘averaging’ out between options (3) (4) and (5) simultaneously) This post is about RRSP [More]
Drats. I have been using Telus as my Cell Phone carrier for almost three years now (see this post) and have not been happy. In fact, you could say that I have been happy to switch ~FINALLY over to our real phone network – Manitoba Telephone System (MTS Mobility). This has been going on for 6 months now. I have been talking about it. I have been hinting about it. I have complained everytime I talk to somebody on the Telus phone and ALSO hint about it. I couldn’t wait to get me the new Palm Treo or, the Latest [More]
How come I never had “Easy Questions” like this one … when I was going to University?
Okay. I think receiving this spammed email message 8 times per day for every email address I own is quite EVIL of you, and I do not approve. No! I will not UNSUBSCRIBE so you know my email address is real! I don’t hate Santa .. I hate you! SHOO! Okay. Does it sounds like a worthwhile cause? I am not sure. You go to . Then you fill out a form and for $10.00 .. well, you can send a “Personal Letter From Santa” to anybody, presumably a child. Okay. Is it me? Their page sucks – it’s [More]